The US Coast Guard recovered “presumed human remains” from the seafloor in the area of the doomed Titan submersible’s debris field, the military branch said Wednesday.
The Coast Guard issued a press statement stating that the remains were recovered from the wreckage. The announcement was made nearly a week after authorities reported that the Titanic-bound sub imploded in the North Atlantic, killing all five men.
The Coast Guard announced that US medical professionals will analyze the presumed remains.
According to photos and to the company who led the project large pieces of submersible were also hoisted onto a Canadian dock.
At the Canadian Coast Guard Pier, St. John’s, Paul Daly of the Canadian Press took pictures of a large white panel that was taller than the two men guiding the boat to land. He also photographed a piece similar in size with cords and white cords draped over a tarp.
Titan was made of carbon fiber and Titanium and weighed 23,000 pounds. It could hold five adults. OceanGate offered extreme tourists to the wealthy for $250,000 who wanted to see the Titanic wreckage up close.
Pelagic Research Services informed us that Titan, the company which owns the Titan ships and remotely controlled vehicles has completed offshore work. Demobilization began on Wednesday.
The company said that the crew has been “working round-the-clock for ten days straight, through physical challenges and mental challenges. They are eager to complete this mission and go home to their families.”
Pelagic Research Services said its team would not be able to comment on the Titan death investigation. The company will hold a news conference in New York after “our team” re-groups.
A spokesperson from the Transportation Safety Board of Canada refused to comment. He stated that more information would be released about the investigation when warranted.
The US Coast Guard reported a remotely-controlled vehicle had found the submersible’s tail cone and other debris around 1,600 feet from the Titanic bow. On June 18, the Titan was on its way to the North Atlantic Ocean, where it would have visited Titanic at 13,000 feet.